As the image of website says, Leica new camera called “Mini M” at this point is coming out in 11th of June.
I guess it is going to be the new “Mirrorless camera” they have been talking about…..
First of all, it is between M and X series.
Now, Leica M is about $7,000, M-E is $5,500 and X2 is $2,000 in the United States.
As it shows, Mini M is between M and X….this means the price range would be around $3,500 or so.
Next….what kind of camera is it going to be?
Leica M is good camera for some people…but not for everyone.
S2 is fixed lens camera.
This means Mini M has to be something more reasonable to anyone with inter-changable lens system.
But for Leica, It is too risky to start their own system including Auto-focus by themselves and that will also be quite expensive. That is how, I still think it is going to be OEM model of some Japanese mirrorless camera.
This is something I predicted last year and was based on Fuji X-Pro1.
Back then, they announced that Mirrorless camera was going to come out soon….but they withdraw the plan later on.
Then, I don’t know what they were doing until now…but at least something is arriving to market soon.
I still believe it is going to be OEM of Fuji X-E1 or future Panasonic GX2.
I bought Leica Digilux 3 five years ago. It was reasonably priced and good camera until today. All I want now is….something to replace the aged Digilux 3!!